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THE THREE MAIN TRAVEL DESTINATIONS IN CENTRAL ASIA

KYRGYZSTAN This is the finest travel destination in all of central Asia, or in all of Asia according to some people. It is like a pearl in the mountains, ideal for tours. The regime is trying to make Kyrgyzstan surely and definitely into a great country for tours and a modern democracy with a well-developed economy. It has several fine tourism and travel destinations. CLICK HERE TO SEE TRAVEL & TOURISM DETAILS OF KYRGYZSTAN. It is also a country of incredible beauty. Some people like to compare it with switzerland, but frankly Switzerland is not as beautiful as Kyrgyzstan. The season for coming here is open round the year.

Location: Central Asia, west of China, north of Afghanistan
Area: 198,500 sq km (about 5 times the size of Switzerland)
Border countries: China 858 km, Kazakhstan 1,051 km, Tajikistan 870 km, Uzbekistan 1,099 km
Weather: average in summer in Bishkek is about 35 degrees celsius, minimum in winter is about minus 5 degrees celsius
Terrain: peaks of Tien Shan and associated valleys and basins encompass entire nation
highest point: Jengish Chokusu (Pik Pobedy) 7,439 m (about 24,000 feet)
Population: 4,753,003 (July 2001 est.)
Ethnic groups: Kirghiz 50%, Russian 20%, Uzbek 10%, Ukrainian 5%, German 3%, other 12%

UZBEKISTAN Uzbekistan is the land of an ancient heritage. It has about half a dozen UNESCO protected monuments, which is an incredible number for a country of this size. It shares boundaries will all other 'stan's and has ancient cities like Samarkand and Bukhara. It has a great scope for travel and tours. tourism is one of the mainstays of the economy. It also has a modern capital, Tashkent. It is possible to come here anytime in the 12 months.CLICK HERE TO SEE TRAVEL & TOURISM DETAILS OF UZBEKISTAN.

Location: Central Asia, north of Afghanistan, east of Caspian Sea
Area: 447,400 sq km (slightly larger than California)
Border Countries: Afghanistan 137 km, Kazakhstan 2,203 km, Kyrgyzstan 1,099 km, Tajikistan 1,161 km, Turkmenistan 1,621 km
Climate: long hot summers (35 degrees celsius), mild winters (zero degrees celsius)
Terrain: mostly flat-to-rolling sandy desert with dunes; broad, flat intensely irrigated river valleys along course of Amu Darya, Syr Darya (Sirdaryo), and Zarafshon; Fergana Valley in east surrounded by mountainous Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan; Aral Sea in west
highest point: Adelunga Toghi 4,301 m (about 19,000 feet)
Population: 25,155,064 (July 2001 est.)
Ethnic groups: Uzbek 80%, Russian 5.5%, Tajik 5%, Kazakh 3%, Karakalpak 2.5%, Tatar 1.5%, other 2.5%

KAZAKHSTAN Kazakhstan is the largest country in central Asia. It has a population of only about 17 million people, a small number, considering the area these people occupy. It has various travel and tours attractions ranging from natural beauty to ancient ruins to the biggest rocket launching facility in the world. It also has a tourism hub in the form of the southern capital, Almaty.CLICK HERE TO SEE TRAVEL & TOURISM DETAILS OF KAZAKHSTAN.

Location: Central Asia, north of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan
Area: 2,717,300 sq km (slightly less than four times the size of Texas)
Border countries: China 1,533 km, Kyrgyzstan 1,051 km, Russia 6,846 km, Turkmenistan 379 km, Uzbekistan 2,203 km
Climate: continental, cold winters and hot summers, arid and semiarid

Terrain: extends from the Volga to the Altai Mountains and from the plains in western Siberia to oases and desert in Central Asia
highest point: Khan Tangiri Shyngy (Pik Khan-Tengri) 6,995 m (about 22,000 feet)
Population: 16,731,303
Ethnic groups: Kazakh (Qazaq) 53.4%, Russian 30%, Ukrainian 3.7%, Uzbek 2.5%, German 2.4%, Uighur 1.4%, other 6.6% (1999 census)


          
           



 
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